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Day 6: Apprenticeships

Bridie O’Shea, 25 Aug 2016

GCSE results are out today and it's decision time for 16 year olds. Apprenticeships offer a good alternative, but still suffer from an image problem, and numbers are falling after the Brexit vote.

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Day 5: Economic growth and youth prospects by region

Kennedy Walker, 24 Aug 2016

Hannah talks to us about barriers for women in the job market, climate change and moving to where the opportunities are.

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Day 4: Class, privilege and Oxbridge.

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 23 Aug 2016

Tolia talks to us about the need for more working class people at university to improve representation in politics.

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Day 3: Student debt

Kennedy Walker, 22 Aug 2016

In this interview, Lauren discusses what it was like leaving university early, how she is feeling about her job prospects and what she wants the government to do to ensure she has a bright future.

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Day 2: International students

Bridie O’Shea, 19 Aug 2016

Ugo talks to Class about his future ambitions, student fees, and the sacrifices his parents have made to allow him to study in the UK.

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Day1: Brexit: Implications for young people

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 18 Aug 2016

James talks to Class about his expectations from university, the north-south divide, and homeownership

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4 reasons why grammar schools are a bad idea.

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 9 Aug 2016

Class Director Faiza Shaheen gives 4 reasons why lifting the ban on grammar schools is a bad idea.

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Brexit induced xenophobia and racism: how bad is it and what needs to be done?

Kennedy Walker, 4 Aug 2016

Our Communications Officer, Kennedy spoke to Hanna Thomas, one of the creators of iStreetWatch- a website that allows you to report and track xenophobic and racist hate crimes about the increase in incidents reported since Brexit.

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Today’s package of measures from Bank of England fails on inequality

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 4 Aug 2016

Class Director Faiza Shaheen looks at the effects of the new Bank of England Super Thursday package on inequality

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Lloyds cuts 3,000 jobs: where’s the accountability?

Kennedy Walker, 28 Jul 2016

Lloyds announced today they would be cutting 3,000 jobs. Kennedy had a chat with Unite the Union's National Officer, Rob Macgregor on his response to this news.

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4 reasons why negotiating new trade deals won’t be easy after Brexit

Sam Lowe, 26 Jul 2016

Friends of The Earth's Trade Campaigner, Sam Lowe takes us through some of the obstacles the UK is going to face when negotiating new trade deals post Brexit.

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The mountain of student debt weighing on our young people may soon get even bigger.

Sally Hunt, 25 Jul 2016

"Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is clearly a way to unless the full force of the market in high education". General Secretary of the University and College Union, Sally Hunt responds to the increase in tuition fees.

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Theresa May’s brand of inequality

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 21 Jul 2016

Our Director Faiza Shaheen responds to Theresa May's first PMQs and the new Prime Minister's announcements on inequality.

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Brexit: What next?

Bridie O’Shea, Bridie O’Shea, 18 Jul 2016

Bridie O’Shea is Class’s new Policy Officer, having recently worked at the EU Parliament in Brussels she’ll be guiding us through what’s what in the UK-EU divorce in the coming weeks and months.

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Brexit: The new class war?

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 28 Jun 2016

Our director Faiza Shaheen outlines the silver linings of Brexit and renewed class politics.

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Has the EU benefitted the working class?

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 1 Jun 2016

Our director Faiza Shaheen introduces our new essay series on the EU.

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Queen’s Speech: our panel’s reaction

Jo Michell, Christine Blower, Arianna Giovannini, 19 May 2016

Our panel gives its verdict on yesterday's Queen's speech.

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Queen’s Speech: response

Dr Faiza Shaheen, 19 May 2016

Our director Faiza Shaheen gives her response to the Queen's Speech

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Putting inequality back on the centre-left agenda

Helen Goodman MP, 17 May 2016

We need a strategic approach which puts reducing inequality at the centre of every policy idea

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Brexit is not the answer to the new generation of free trade agreements

Adrian Weir, 3 May 2016

Whether Britain votes to leave or remain in the EU, we will need to maintain the campaign against TTIP and other free trade agreements.

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